The Wight Foundation

Making a World of Difference

The Wight Foundation provides opportunities for talented students from the Greater Newark, New Jersey vicinity to achieve academic success and personal development in a college preparatory boarding school environment, with the intent to nurture future leaders who socially impact their local communities.


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august 2018

“I am extremely thankful for Wight Foundation. I wouldn’t have been able to travel, study at a boarding school, and make an impact without Wight Foundation. So many doors have opened since I became a Wight Foundation Scholar and I hope to give back.”

Tonya Sosa, The Masters School Class of 2019



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years serving the greater newark community

In 1986, the Wight Foundation sent five students to boarding schools as the first cohort of Wight Foundation Scholars.



boarding prep schools in our network

We send our students to boarding schools over the Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions.



current scholars

We have over 100 scholars enrolled in boarding prep schools!